Topiaries Art & Sculptures

The weather is beautiful, Spring is nearing and I am so excited. My entire property is now 100% weed free as of last Sunday. The Mini Pergola is up and by next weekend we will begin building a Dry Creek Bed next to the structure. One of the many good things I did in my backyard was use shrubs as well as entertaining areas as dividers for different sections. With the weeds gone it’s easier to look at the backyard and imagine the possibilities for landscaping and designing since that’s where most of the magic is waiting.
This Spring, I will be creating a Mosaïculture piece of artwork (also known as Living Sculpture) which I know my kids will enjoy. For the first project I will be starting with something fairly small and simple using Chicken Wire to form a shape. My backyard is ready for the next stage in its evolution.

Mosaïculture, according to Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, an international Mosaïculture competition held in Montréal, Canada, is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colorful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials).

I love Living Sculptures. They are inspiring and incredibly beautiful thanks to the talented Gardeners who work hard to nurture and shape them. Out of everything I have seen so far, I love the Garden Bed Topiary best.

Easter Island Heads, Montreal Botanical Gardens. Image Credit:  Deanna Young

Easter Island Heads, Montreal Botanical Gardens.
Image Credit: Deanna Young.

Mother Earth, Montreal Botanical Gardens.

Mother Earth, Montreal Botanical Gardens. Image Credit: Guy Boily.

Montreal Botanical Gardens. Image Credit: Guy Boily.

Montreal Botanical Gardens. Image Credit: Guy Boily.

Montreal Botanical Gardens. Image Credit: Guy Boily.

Montreal Botanical Gardens. Image Credit: Guy Boily.

Owl Topiary.

The Giant Flower Owls In Nantou County, Taiwan.
Image Credit: Ernesto Huang.

Garden Bed Topiary.

Garden Bed Topiary.
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'Sleeping Chicken' by Claude Ponti, Jardin des plantes, Nantes Image Credit: InTheSideCar.com

‘Poussin Endormi (Sleeping Chicken)’ by Claude Ponti, Jardin des plantes, Nantes
Image Credit: InTheSideCar.com

'Monsieur et Madame Génie', Claude Ponti, Jardin des plantes, Nantes.

‘Monsieur et Madame Génie’, Claude Ponti, Jardin des plantes, Nantes.

Just like growing Moss, growing and maintaining a living sculpture is time consuming and requires dedication. In the end, the hard work which consist of preparing and shaping the soil, growing the plants, pruning and training them to give shape to the desired art is a rewarding work of art to any gardener.

Click here to learn about creating your own living sculpture.



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Poet, Writer and Published Author. Insatiably passionate about gardening, Health and Wellness. I enjoy collecting Vintage and Antique choice pieces.